Archives for December 2017

Korean Psychiatrist Kim Hyun Chul deletes twitter account after netizens complain

Koogle Psychiatrist Kim Hyun Chul under fire Jun Ko December 20, 2017 Psychiatrist Kim Hyun Chul first became known when he appeared on ‘Infinity Challenge’. His second appearance to the world ended up less than satisfactory when he publicly diagnosed actor Yoo Ah In with hypomania. He had ended up apologizing for his diagnosis after […]

Robert Perez, Orange County Psychiatrist Ordered to See a Psychiatrist – “rude, unprofessional, very sarcastic and condescending”. “I am a doctor, I am the one that knows. Assholes! Bastards! I’m going to sue them assholes!”

OC Weekly Psychiatrist Dr. Robert T. Perez Ordered to See a Psychiatrist by Medical Board By Matt Coker December 26, 2017 A Santa Ana psychiatrist’s license to practice has been placed on probation for 35 months due to his ill treatment of patients, family members, an Orange County judge and a Medical Board of California […]

UK psychiatrist Richard Seamark – allegedly “locked one patient in their room for several weeks”

The Australian UK doctor withdraws Qld job application By Ed Jackson December 19, 2017 A British psychiatrist has withdrawn his application for a crucial mental health role at Cairns Hospital, Queensland’s health minister has confirmed. News Corp Australia reported that Richard Wayne Seamark was in the running for the $400,000 role of clinical director of […]

Richard Seamark, UK psychiatrist – shaky past

The Courier-Mail UK Doctor in line for top Queensland job despite shaky past Chris Clarke, Sarah Vogler December 17, 2017 9:00am QUEENSLAND Health has been forced to reconsider a UK doctor’s application for a plum role in Cairns Hospital after reports surfaced that a former patient in the UK was left locked in a room […]

Candy Man David Houlihan, Iowa and Wisconsin VA Psychiatrist, nicknamed because of prolific amounts of drugs he prescribed

USA TODAY Investigation: VA knowingly hires doctors with past malpractice claims, discipline for poor care By Donovan Slack December 3, 2017 +++ Excerpt Psychiatrist David Houlihan landed a job at a VA hospital in Wisconsin in 2002 and was promoted to chief of staff two years later, even though the Iowa Board of Medicine had […]

VA Hospital Psychiatrist Stephen Greer (Oklahoma) – History of Sexual Misconduct

USA TODAY Investigation: VA knowingly hires doctors with past malpractice claims, discipline for poor care By Donovan Slack December 3, 2017 +++ Excerpt The VA hospital in Muskogee, Okla., hired a psychiatrist in 2013 with multiple disciplinary actions against his Oklahoma license, including for sexual misconduct, according to internal documents obtained by USA TODAY. Hospital […]

Ralph Greenson, Psychiatrist – Marilyn Monroe Killer

Daily Mail By Caroline Howe July 26, 2015 +++ Excerpt: …Marilyn’s psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Greenson who gave the star a fatal injection of pentobarbital to the heart… It was a murder allegedly witnessed by ambulance attendant James C. Hall, who arrived at the film star’s home and saw Monroe’s psychiatrist Dr. Greenson inject Marilyn directly […]

Steven Dingle, Arizona State Hospital psychiatrist, reprimanded for sexual misconduct involving three different female subordinates

abc15.com Arizona State Hospital top doctor has history of sexual misconduct, harassment By Dave Biscobing December 13, 2017 A patient inside the Arizona State Hospital has raised concerns about the chief medical officer, who has a history of sexual harassment and misconduct involving multiple women at another facility. Due to the national attention surrounding sexual […]

Lenton Morrow, Sacramento psychiatrist, sexually abused patient and overdrugged five others

Sacramento Bee Sacramento psychiatrist ordered to surrender license in sex abuse complaint By Cathie Anderson December 11, 2017 The California Medical Board ordered that Dr. Lenton Joby Morrow, who practiced at a Sacramento psychiatric hospital, surrender his medical license on Nov. 28 after investigating complaints that he had sexually abused one patient and overprescribed drugs […]

Dinesh Patel, New Jersey Psychiatrist, kept patient on lithium for more than a decade resulting in kidney failure

CNN Drugmaker paid doctors with problem records to promote its pill By Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken, CNN Investigates December 4, 2017 — Excerpt New Jersey psychiatrist Dinesh Patel appeared to have an untarnished record until he came under investigation by the state in March last year, and was found to have inappropriately kept a […]

Gregg Friedman, Florida psychiatrist, was charged with felony grand theft

CNN Drugmaker paid doctors with problem records to promote its pill By Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken, CNN Investigates December 4, 2017 … Begin Excerpt State prosecutors accused Florida psychiatrist Gregg Friedman of billing the Medicaid program more than $1 million, for example, saying that much of the money was for patient visits that never […]

Windsor Psych Ravi Shenava – Accused of Sexually Abusing patients

CTV News Windsor Disciplinary hearing date set for Windsor doctor November 29, 2017 A Windsor doctor accused of sexually abusing patients has date set for a disciplinary hearing. The provincial college of physicians and surgeons has scheduled Feb. 12 for Dr. Ravi Shenava to begin arguments about the merits of the allegations. Besides alleged sexual […]

James Grigson, highly criticized Texas psychiatrist nicknamed “Dr. Death.”

Texas Tribune Texas district attorney who prosecuted Jeff Wood now wants him off death row The prosecutor in the death penalty case of a man who didn’t kill anyone has asked the parole board and Gov. Greg Abbott to change his sentence to life in prison. By Jolie Mccullough December 7, 2017 — Excerpt Six […]

NJ Psych James Cowan, licensed since 1972, gets license revoked a week after he pleaded guilty to prescribing Adderall

northjersey.com Ridgewood psychiatrist gets medical license taken by state medical board By Keldy Ortiz December 8, 2017 A Ridgewood psychiatrist who worked from a home office had his license revoked, a week after he pleaded guilty to prescribing Adderall, officials said Friday. Dr. James Cowan Jr.’s license to practice medicine was taken from him by […]

New Zealand Psych Colin Bouwer Deported to South Africa after serving 15 years in prison

stuff.co.nz Convicted wife murderer Colin Bouwer’s $10,000 travel bill By Hamish McNeilly December 2, 2017 Former psychiatrist Colin Bouwer ticked ‘widowed’ for his relationship status, and under convictions he wrote ‘murder’. “I have been away from South Africa for 20 years,” he wrote to the Immigration and Protection Tribunal. “Since being in prison I have […]

New York Psych William Lewek scheduled to be released from prison – buried body in backyard

  Democrat & Chronicle William Lewek, psychiatrist who buried body of Matthew Straton, scheduled for release By Gary Craig December 2, 2017 The former Rochester psychiatrist who buried a body in his backyard is scheduled to be released from prison Dec. 21, records show. William Lewek, who has lost his medical license, pleaded guilty in February […]

Psychiatrist Carlos Warter aka Charles Warter Arrested in Argentina – was in trouble in Colorado

The Associated Press May 26, 2011 Doc arrested in Argentina was in trouble in Colo. By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher Dateline: Honolulu Psychiatrist Carlos Warter aka Charles Warter[/caption]A psychiatrist arrested in Argentina on charges of falsely billing $1 million in health insurance claims in Hawaii was involved in similar fraud some 30 years ago in Colorado, […]

Kim Hyun Chul, Korean psychiatrist, under fire for publicly diagnosing celeb

allkpop.com SOCIAL MEDIA Psychiatrist apologizes to Yoo Ah In, then deletes all content related to the actor from Twitter By beansss November 30, 2017 Psychiatrist Kim Hyun Chul, who previously came under fire for publicly diagnosing actor Yoo Ah In of hypomania based solely on the actor’s SNS activity, has apologized for his actions. After […]

Jacqueline Feldman, Alabama Psychiatrist, wants to monitor patients with electronic pills which transmit back to the psych’s computer

abc3340.com FDA approves first ever digital tracker pill; Psychiatrist says “may be the first step” by Patrick Thomas November 28th, 2017 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A digital sensor can now detect whether you take your prescriptions. The FDA has given approval for one psychiatric medicine. ABC 33/40 sat down with a psychiatrist about what this could […]

Craig Hudson, Toronto Psychiatrist, in trouble for breaking drug advertising rules

National Post Psychiatrist reprimanded for advertising natural-health invention says he’s been denied free speech By Tom Blackwell November 28, 2017 Ontario’s College of Physicians and Surgeons took issue with Dr. Craig Hudson promoting his natural-health product Zenbev on his own website. In an online marketplace packed with natural-health products of dubious value, Zenbev has a […]

Ruth Schack, California psychiatrist, in hot water for drugging patient to the gills

OC Weekly State Probes Doctors Joseph Efe Imarah and Ruth Annette Schack By Matt Coker November 28, 2017 …Excerpt The second case concerns Dr. Ruth Annette Schack, who has been a practicing psychiatrist for nearly 30 years. A man identified only as “A.K.” saw Schack repeatedly from Jan. 3, 2002, through May 13, 2013. Over […]